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The All-Important May Jobs Report

  • The Fed will be looking in the coming May jobs report for clues as to how fast the labor market is recovering
  • Policy makers project a rapid recovery in the labor market this spring and summer, accompanied by moderate inflation
  • Recent data shows hiring slowed unexpectedly in April, and consumer prices rose at a rate that was nearly twice the Fed’s target


Oil Spikes 

  • U.S. crude futures climbed to the highest in more than two-and-a-half years after the OPEC+ alliance forecast a tightening global market
  • OPEC+ committee says the oil glut built up during the coronavirus pandemic has almost gone and stockpiles will slide rapidly in the second half of the year
  • WTI crude oil is up more than 40% YTD


Bitcoin Bust is Worst in Years

  • Bitcoin was down 37% in May
  • Gold rallied more than 6% in May, its best month in nearly a year
  • JPMorgan analyst says May crash in has badly weakened institutional demand, which is likely to keep prices under lower for now



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10yr U.S. Treasury Yield YTD

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U.S. Dollar (DXY) 10yr

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